Minnesota Vikings 2012: 6 Rookies Who Will Make Instant Impacts

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Minnesota Vikings 2012: 6 Rookies Who Will Make Instant Impacts
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Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman

There are many rookies that take time to develop into great players. Fred Jackson, Arian Foster, Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are recent examples.

However, this list looks at the players who could make immediate impacts for the Minnesota Vikings this coming season. 

New GM Rick Spielman has had success in his previous drafts as a Vikings staff member. With the three previous first-round draft choices, he's landed big playmakers in Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin, as well as a potential franchise quarterback in Christian Ponder. This year he drafted 10 players, with 16 undrafted free agents still on the team. So let's look at six of these players who could have the biggest impact in their rookie season.

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